Seaside Whispers by Melissa Foster Release Date: November 30, 2016 Publisher: oddly, I couldn’t find the publisher of the Kindle edition Contemporary Romance M/F Book #8 of the Seaside Summers series Book #31 of the Love in Bloom series Number of Pages: 300 Kindle Edition Source: Pre-ordered through Amazon Rating: XXX Read 11/30/16 to 12/2/16
This story is very sweet. One of the things I like about Melissa Foster’s books is she doesn’t have her characters respond in an over the top way to little things like a lot of romance authors tend to do. Yet in this story it was almost like there wasn’t enough conflict.
Matt and Mira both had reservations, sure. Matt thought he was just taking a break from teaching and would be leaving soon. Mira has to worry about her son’s attachment to someone who wouldn’t be sticking around. I love how Matt reassures Mira constantly and I do believe her reservations are valid as a mother. It was pretty early on that it was obvious Matt was going to make the relationship work regardless of his career path.
The relationship between Matt and Mira’s son Hagen is probably my favorite part of this book. I love a man who is good with kids! Especially with kids who remind me of my oldest (who is now an adult) that to this day many don’t understand. Matt gives Hagen confidence to be who he is and that’s a beautiful thing. There was a bit that bugged me when Mira was afraid Hagen was being teased because he asked about being a nerd. That upset me because she automatically assumed being called a nerd is a bad thing. These days it is not the derogatory term it was in the 60’s. There is a sweet wrap up to that later in the book that made me feel better about that whole bit of story. That’s the thing with this author, she always seems to tie up her loose ends in a good way.
The ending was a bit rushed for me (honestly, this is where I thought we’d really see a bit more conflict and we didn’t) but I still liked the event that was portrayed at the end. Although this story was not my favorite, it was still good. Like I said…very sweet. And the chemistry between Matt and Mira is off the charts hot.